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Fungal Smear
Parameters : 1
Also known as : Fungal Smear
EXCLUSIVE PRICE
250
Report Delivery
2 Days
Free Sample Collection
Bookings above 500
Pre - Instruction
No special preparation required
Covid Safety
Assured
Test Details
Test Code BOBT00406
Test Category Individual Test
Sample Type Blood
Details of Fungal Smear
A sputum fungal smear is a laboratory test that looks for fungus in a sputum sample. Sputum is the material that comes up from air passages when you cough deeply.
How the Test is Performed
A sputum sample is needed. You will be asked to cough deeply and spit any material that comes up from your lungs into a special container.

The sample is sent to a lab and examined under a microscope.
How to Prepare for the Test
There is no special preparation.
How the Test will Feel
There is no discomfort.
Why the Test is Performed
Your health care provider may order this test if you have symptoms or signs of a lung infection, such as if you have a weakened immune system due to certain medicines or diseases such as cancer or HIV/AIDS.
Normal Results
A normal (negative) result means no fungus was seen in the test sample.
Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
What Abnormal Results Mean
Abnormal results may be a sign of a fungal infection. Such infections include:
  • Aspergillosis
  • Blastomycosis
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Histoplasmosis
Risks
There are no risks associated with a sputum fungal smear.
Alternative Names
KOH test; Fungal smear - sputum; Fungal wet prep; Wet prep - fungal
Routine Tests
Fungal Smear
Parameters : 1
Also known as : Fungal Smear
EXCLUSIVE PRICE
250
Report Delivery
2 Days
Free Sample Collection
Bookings above 500
Pre - Instruction
No special preparation required
Covid Safety
Assured
Test Details
Test Code BOBT00406
Test Category Individual Test
Sample Type Blood
Details of Fungal Smear
A sputum fungal smear is a laboratory test that looks for fungus in a sputum sample. Sputum is the material that comes up from air passages when you cough deeply.
How the Test is Performed
A sputum sample is needed. You will be asked to cough deeply and spit any material that comes up from your lungs into a special container.

The sample is sent to a lab and examined under a microscope.
How to Prepare for the Test
There is no special preparation.
How the Test will Feel
There is no discomfort.
Why the Test is Performed
Your health care provider may order this test if you have symptoms or signs of a lung infection, such as if you have a weakened immune system due to certain medicines or diseases such as cancer or HIV/AIDS.
Normal Results
A normal (negative) result means no fungus was seen in the test sample.
Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
What Abnormal Results Mean
Abnormal results may be a sign of a fungal infection. Such infections include:
  • Aspergillosis
  • Blastomycosis
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Histoplasmosis
Risks
There are no risks associated with a sputum fungal smear.
Alternative Names
KOH test; Fungal smear - sputum; Fungal wet prep; Wet prep - fungal
 

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